Palestinian preacher Hassan Faraj Allah said that modern day martyrs will have their guns and rockets testify for them on Judgment Day, as inferred from a hadith describing martyrs carrying their bloodied swords as testimony. He made these remarks on a show that aired on Al-Quds Al-Youm TV (Islamic Jihad – Gaza) on February 7, 2021. Faraj Allah said that according to the Quran, martyrs, who were killed for the sake of Allah, are not considered to have died, but rather they are alive with Allah. He elaborated that their wives are not considered widows and their children are not considered orphans. Faraj Allah congratulated the family members of martyrs and proceeded to describe the bounty they receive in Paradise, such as a jeweled crown and 72 black-eyed virgins. Besides serving as an Islamic preacher, Faraj Allah is also a life coach and he teaches business at a local high school.
Hassan Faraj Allah: "Allah said [in the Quran]: 'Think not of those...' And indeed, we do not consider [martyrs] as people who died, as people whose wives were widowed, and people whose children were orphaned. [We do not say:] 'What a shame, this martyr is gone...' No! [The martyr] is not gone. [Allah said in the Quran:] 'Think not of those who were killed for the sake of Allah as dead.' Do not think that these people die like other people die.
"The crown of honor is placed on [the martyr's] head. A jewel in the crown that is placed on the martyr's head is finer than this world and all that is in it. See how they are married to seventy-two black-eyed virgins. This is the status that Allah bestows upon the martyr.
[Martyrs] may plead on behalf of seventy of their relatives. So congratulations, oh mothers, fathers, and brothers of martyrs. When our righteous ancestors heard that a relative of theirs has become a martyr, they were glad – they hoped for [that relative] to plead [with Allah] on their behalf on the Day of Judgement, and they hoped for a blessing through the pleading of that martyr.
"[According to a hadith], when people will be standing at the place of reckoning on the Day of Judgement, and people will be crowded at the gate of Paradise, a group of people will come with swords dripping with blood hung on their backs, and they will gather at the gate of Paradise. People will ask: 'Who are these?' 'These are the martyrs who are alive, sustained by their Lord,' will be the answer.
"Why will they be carrying their swords, and not something else? In the wars of the past, the customary weapon that people carried were swords. But today's martyrs will come on the Day of Judgement, and some of them will be carrying their handguns, or their submachine guns, their rockets, or their guns on their shoulders, and they will enter Paradise. On the Day of Judgement, their weapons will testify that they were fighters."